[Guide] Upgrading P150HM with 2960XM....and overclocking it!

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  1. Meaker@Sager

    Meaker@Sager Company Representative

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    Ah the power of PMs ^-^ What system are you running?
     
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    derekdauzat Notebook Enthusiast

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    i have MALIBAL lotus p150hm flashed p170hm, 8gb ddr3 samsung, gtx 485m, got 2920xm had 2670qm (force 3 ssd 128gb) i love the ssd .. .. bios mod 80-70-32s, .. what should i do next? any other cools mods, maybe gpu,, any guidance on xtu..
     
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    Xm only clocked to 4.4 (bsod at 4.6ghz). Stock bios. 240w Psu modded by de-soldering and putting in clevo cable from 180w psu. Tested with multimeter and no loose connections. Only cuts out when gpu is on max load. Cpu benchmarks/stress tests work ok.


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    derekdauzat Notebook Enthusiast

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    i got one of these x75 power connector 7.4 x 5.08 female jack to 5.5x2.5mm male..
    anyone else has one and can coment on how it worked out
     
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    That cable should work, what was your original GPU?
     
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    derekdauzat Notebook Enthusiast

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    560m then i got 485m was cheap $200 the cpu was 2670qm now 2920xm
     
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    Meaker@Sager Company Representative

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    The 560M HM mobo might have been rated for a bit less than the higher ones. It's not something I have checked but have seen it in other models from other companies.
     
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    not changed gpu. laptop came with gtx 580m. only upgraded from 2760qm to 2960xm.
     
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    Mr Najsman Notebook Deity

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    If I buy a 2960XM, for example: INTEL i7 2960XM 2.7GHz processor QS For 65 chipset CPU upgrade monkey | eBay

    Will that one work in my P150HM? Can I skip the flash if I dont want to oc, just plug it in?
    Will the 180W psu be enough for a stock 2960XM and a 780m with only mild oc?
    Related: Can I fully utilize a 780m or similar if I keep my 2670QM? Im already cpu-bound in Planetside 2 90% of the time.
     
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    first of all, well have to wait and see if the 780m could even work in our hm laptops ;)

    as for ur other questions: if u dont plan to oc ur new cpu, its just plug n play and ure good to go :) be aware tho that ES and QS samples may often get hotter and less stable than their oem production counterparts. so maybe it would be best to wait a bit and see if a good offer pops up on ebay or here in the nbr marketplace :)

    in theory, the 780m (122w) combined with the 2960xm (55w) would already be pushing the stock 180w psu and u may in some cases get throttling due to not having enough power. htwingnuts review showed that the 180w psu is already close to its limit using a non-xm cpu, so with the combo u have in mind there most likely wont be any headroom left for ocing whatsoever and u might even be restricted at stock clocks already. best thing to do then would be to politely ask meaker or someone else proficient enough to mod a dell 240w psu for you ;)

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